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. judge virginia phillips says the policy violates the civil rights of homosexuals and hurts military readiness. she says that she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the policy nationwide. >>> a federal appeals court has ruled the obama administration may resume funding of embryonic stem cell research, at least for now, so that the panel can have more time to deal with the highly-controversial issue. a lower court judge had banned that research last month. >>> a bipartisan report out today says the united states is facing a more dynamic terror threat than al qaeda posed at the time of the 9/11 attacks. the report by the former heads of the september 11 commission, found american officials did not believe homegrown terrorism could happen here. therefore, they were slow to respond to the problem. >>> an american hiker who has been held in iran for more than a year is expected to be released tomorrow. sarah shourd is one of three hikers who were taken into custody last july. the hikers had been accused of entering iran illegally and having links to u.s. intelligenc
expire at the end of the year or be extended. >>> president obama visits fairfax, virginia, where he will meet with a local family in their home before hosting a discussion on the economy with families from the area. >>> ntsb investigators are set to begin reconstructing a natural gas pipeline that exploded into that giant deadly fireball which leveled an entire neighborhood in san bruno, california. >>> fire crews in colorado are battling a second major wildfire in the foothills. at least one home in loveland has been destroyed and others are threatened. >>> and television history will be made today as oprah winfrey begins her 25th and final season on the air. most of the guest list is top secret but we do know that the queen will dance on stage with actor john travolta. >> she'll be keeping busy, january 1st, own, oprah winfrey network launches on cable. >> for some of you your local news is next. >>> from ground zero. you a survive tree retrieved from the ashes and about to be regaining its place. morning pain slow you down? ♪ introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain relieve
out in west virginia and actually north where the ravens are going to be playing later tonight. it looks like there will be the chance of storms there in the new stadium at meadowlands. we'll be watching that closely. right now temperatures low 80s, even mid-70s for annapolis to cambridge. 88 in frederick. so it's a good bit hotter in the western part of the state. the rest of the evening, just partly cloudy and breezy and cool. actually, that should read the 70s. we'll be in the 70s this evening. we'll talk more about the ravens game day forecast tonight and also look ahead to the rest of the week. can this stuff last? coming up. >>> patches of oil believed to be from the bp leak have been found in the gulf of mexico sea floor. the university of georgia researchers found oil as much as 80 miles from the deepwater horizon well. some of the patches of oil are up to two inches thick. the scientists collected at least 10 samples from the sea floor about a mile down. testing is needed though to confirm it's bp oil but researchers say it has the appearance of recent oil from the bus
of the country. >>> in charlottesville, virginia, thomas jefferson is getting a bath. >> well, sort of. a bronze statue at the university of virginia is being cleaned up. conservation experts have washed the founding father's statue with a mild detergent and then coated the statue with a specially made wax. >> they say that wax prevents corrosion and makes the bronze shine. school administrators admit jefferson was looking shabby and grubby. and the statue needed some repairs. it's time for a makeover because it's been there since 1918. cleaning it also gave them a chance to recast some of the items that have just disappeared over time. he used to have swords and a crown and scales of justice. and a scale of justice. they also said they can fix the marble base. so if you see it, you'll probably notice a few other things by his feet. >> t.j. looking good. more news after this. he's single, he's great looking and i'm going to introduce you in two weeks. he's a dentist so whiten your teeth. no coffee, no espresso. mm-hmm. ♪ [ female announcer ] crest 3d white toothpaste. the remarkable toothpaste
administrations. and he was in that position on 9/11. he's now an abc news consultant. he joins us from virginia. richard, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. >> so, even though this koran burning has been called off, do you think the damage has been done? has it made us less safe, do you think? >> it's made us a lot less safe. whenever we do things that support bin laden's theory, that america is at war with islam, that strengthens his recruitment process. so, he's probably recruited thousands of more adherents over the last few weeks, while we argued about a mosque in new york and koran burning. >> there was all this talk when president obama was inaugurated. here's a man whose middle name is hussein. he's spent part of his childhood in a muslim country. he's made a lot of effort to reach out to the muslim world. and in fact, gave an impassioned set of statements on this very issue yesterday. has none of that helped? >> it did help. when he said in his inaugural address, america is not at war with islam, that helped a lot. but the recent controversies have undone all that. and the avera
with middle-class voters in fairfax, virginia. >> i'm a massage therapist. >> i've got a crick in my neck right here. >> i bet you do. >> reporter: and there he continued to push the idea that republicans have a stranglehold on a middle-class tax cut and are holding it hostage until it's extended to wealthier americans as well. >> because wages and incomes had flatlined for middle-class families, they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001, 2003. >> reporter: over the weekend house republican leader john boehner essentially gave in, saying he'd go along with continuing those bush tax cuts for middle-class voters even if the cuts for higher wage earners are allowed to expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but leader boehner realized he was out on a limb all by himself. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said senate republicans are united against any tax increase. >> only in washington could someone propose a tax hike as an antidote to a recession. and this is no small
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